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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 2, 2009 2:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1978 - Foolish Consistency?

that's all true but look at all the filler - Dancin in the Streets? Good Lovin? Don't Ease me in, etc etc. none of their albums before the Arista years had that. Even arguable filler like Money Money was at least written by them. In fact except for the first album I don't think they had any covers on a studio album until the Arista years did they? Again Money Money was close on that one I guess. The band could still write a compelling song - heck Althea is by far one of their best imo, I just think they got complacent, which is kind of the natural order of things with all people as they get older or in a rut.

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Mar 2, 2009 2:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1978 - Foolish Consistency?

there were cover's in the early dayze johnny b goode, morning dew,viola lee blues you win again, lovelight,and some others i'm sure.i really like 78 but i believe its all constant not foolish, go with what ya know!!sorta thing. i really dig this 78 show http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-04-24.sbd.miller.97543.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 2, 2009 2:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1978 - Foolish Consistency?

I'm not talking live in this instance, they always did covers. I was addressing what Cliff said about them not turning out good new material. I'm saying it's noticable how less prolific them became after Blues for Allah. It's a fact. I'm not saying they band wasn't still great and I don't enjoy something from every year, in fact I think 89-91 were still some of the greatest years for the band and I think that goes beyond just the fact that's when I saw most of my shows, it seems obvious to me.

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Mar 2, 2009 3:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1978 - Foolish Consistency?

thats true jots i re read and seen filler songs and its all how you percieve the writing terrapin station was with arista and shakedown also i personaly like all the years cause to me its still the dead there the same. we are the ones who changed there is some great writing in the later years foolish heart is one for me and lazy river road!!i guess its a matter of taste not one's perception of what should be!!in the end its still the grateful dead!! no matter how ya shuffle the cards they come up dead!! :)its all good!!! in the strangest of places if ya hear it right? i should say the lyrics are the same we change they change but lyrics stay the same!!

This post was modified by whirlwind dreamer 65-95 on 2009-03-02 23:39:29

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 2, 2009 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1978 - Foolish Consistency?

oh yeah, I'm definitely not on the they should have quit in 65 bandwagon. They were the best that ever was, no question about it. And here's irony - as inconsitant and downhill Jerry was the final few years - Lazy River, So Many Roads, Days Between his best contributions since probably Blues for Allah.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 3, 2009 6:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1978 - Foolish Consistency?

Just noticed that--the 65--good one...

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